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his approach on foreign policy, focusing primarily on u.s. relations in the middle east. the g.o.p. contender portrayed the president as naive in his dealings with our enemies inand enempty with our friends. >> i know the president hopes for a safer freer and more prosperous middle east applied with us. i share this hope. but hope is not a strategy. it is our responsibility and the responsibility of the president to use america's greatest power to shape history not to lead from behind, leaving our destiny at the mercy of events. >> eliot: romney went on to explain what he would do to assert american leadership. >> romney: i'll put the leaders of iran on notice that the united states and our friends and allies will prevent them from acquiring nuclear weapons capability. i'll support the libyan people's efforts to forge a lasting government that represents all of them. and syria i'll work with our partners to identify and organize the members of the opposition who share our values, and then ensure that they obtain the arms they need. finally, i'll recommit america to the goal of
for federal purposes as a union between one man and one woman but today the second u.s. court of appeals declared doma unconstitutional. the second appellate and sixth court in a row to do so. george h.w. bush -- they declared doma institutional in the majority decision of windsor v. united states writing... >> eliot: to break down the implications of this rule, i'm joined by richard socarides former president of equality matters who served as an adviser it of lgbt issues to president clinton. you haven't stopped smiling since the decision came down. hugely important day. explain what this means and why it is so important. >> it was a important decision for a couple of reasons. first, because it is a very important federal appellate court. the second circuit is a very prestigious court. the chief judge is known as a conservative judge appointed by republican president. so you know, all of that makes for a very important decision anyway. but most importantly, this is the first appellate court say when we look at classific
. the u.s. today gallup poll released monday showed similar results. that requires the question, what has mitt romney done to court the female vote? perhaps his binders of women are bigger than initially thought. maybe tying women's issues to the economy is paying off. >> romney: why is it there are 3.6 million more women in poverty today than when the president took office? this president has failed america's women. >> is there any plan for maybe women, jobs, any plan in place for jobs specifically for women? >> get the economy growing number one. >> eliot: finish more on the president's eroding support by women, i'm joined by nancy keenan. thanks for joining us tonight. nancy, i've gotta ask you everybody knows the first stage of grief is denial. i don't want to suggest it but do you accept the fact that, in fact, the gender gap has disappear and that somehow we're in a new world in terms of how women are voting in this campaign? >> eliot, i don't. i think that the gallup poll is an outlier here. i think that
production numbers you look at, the more ridiculous the republicans arguments become. the u.s. production of liquid hydrocarbons will probably end seven percent higher this year than last. the biggest gain in the single year since the truman administration. as for the price at the pump, republicans keep comparing gas prices now with the cost right after petroleum and everything else in the u.s. economy took a crash dive in 2008. but in real numbers the average price is about the same as four years ago. we're having a massive surge in oil production and mitt romney thomas jefferson said that a successful democracy depended on an informed electorate. our country's future depends on you. to help you make informed decisions, watch current tv's politically direct lineup. only on current tv. take the time to learn about the issues. don't just vote, vote smart. >> eliot: republican india indiana senate candidate michigan said even when life begins this a horrible situation of rape, it is something that god intended to happen, and re reignited the war on women two weeks before election day dragg
and former spokesman to four u.s. ambassadors to the united nations. thanks for joining us. >> thanks for having me. >> eliot: always a pleasure. it was remarkable last night what i call the me, too, foreign policy from governor romney. what happened to all of the double coast language about the president isn't tough he's conceding. suddenly everything the president said, governor romney said yeah, i'll do the same thing. why was that? it was startling almost. >> well, look, i think it is a different strategy when you've got the momentum. clearly what governor romney is feeling is that he needs to find common ground. i think that's a welcome sign for washington. look, you've run a lot of races. you know that when there's difference of opinion, you can pound those differences consecutively over and over but it does take a more senior person. someone who wants to lead everyone to look for common ground and i think that the irony is here we have mitt romney trying to find common ground with the president of the united st
if it were smaller and his response to that question is well if it is not a u.s. bank serving our business customers and our business customers it will be a chinese bank. >> eliot: i saw that in the article. what that leads to is the phrase regulatory arbitrage where you say somebody else will do it, therefore we have to match their lower standards rather than saying it is dangerous to the entire financial structure. therefore raise the standards and so he's buying into sort of regulatory triage that created the crisis of 2008. >> perhaps. i think there is an element of johnny jumped off the cliff therefore we have to jump off the cliff. people point to the size of europe's banks and the u.s. banks may be big. >> eliot: everybody said look how deep their capitalization is. therefore we have to emulate that. >> there is a question about what serves the needs of a corporate customer who may be in the united states, may operate in china. may operate in europe. a bank like jpmorgan in order to serve the customer well
to empose sharia law in syria. but as dr. mahernana with close ties to the u.s. government who is trying to arm the free syrian army. >> when you fight for your life, ask for help. when good people don't help you you go to ask for help for else. >> let's bring in president of ploughshares fund, a member of secretary of state hillary clinton international security advisory board and the council on foreign relations. thank you for joining us. >> thank you. >> are you arguably created by our failure to step in and help the free syrian army. is that a fair critique of what happened. >> it is grim and it will get worse. it might get worse for several more months. or even a year or so. there is not a good solution out there. for those who thought the solution was to heavily army the rebels, this report in "the new york times" should be sobering news, indeed. it turns out that our allies in saudi arabia and qatar are funneling some of these weapons to extremely islamic groups. groups that they hope to seek favor with. you might think of this as hedging their bet. they're trying to arm groups th
that the u.s. left them singing as they left the site of assad. right or wrong, mitt romney was a good politician. he's so vague he hammered the president. he has moved to the middle in his speeches recently, and he'll do that in the debate. he'll want to bring up syria and that we have not been strong enough there. >> eliot: syria is the soft underbelly. >> what is the strong suit? what he did with gadhafi in libya, which he's not getting any credit for, of course a little chaos is going to follow the overthrow of a regime that lasted that long. but he was able to successfully topple a tyrant that presidents have been pursuing for decades. >> and romney's people will be saying we should be doing the same thing against assad, and they're specifically calling for missiles. we should be giving missiles to anti-assad fighters. they said, you know, what if they want to suggest that, we're going to point out those same missiles could be used to shoot down israeli airliners. >> eliot: this is a complicated area that does not lend itself to the back and forth rhetoric of the campaign. mitt ro
by the united states during the period from 1948 to 51 addition to the $13 billion stent by the u.s. in direct aid to europe between the end of the war and the initiation of the marshall plan rebuilt europe's economy. and they soon joined us in nato and became in aggregate the largest economy in the world. why is this odd? we all love the marshall plan of course. because what was the marshall plan the 2008 stimulus at a different time. but large enough to do the job. how can mitt romney praise the marshall plan if he is so disdainful of the stimulus. what was wrong with the same concept in 2008? the $26 billion or so spent on the marshall plan is roughly the same as the $787 billion stimulus of 2009. the marshall plan was about 2% of our gdp, the stimulus was just a bit more and given the $2 trillion plus in production lost during the crisis, so have an effect as profound as the marshall plan the stimulus would v been even larger. the attacks by mitt romney ring hollow once the rhetoric is gone. romney understands that the marshall plan was critical to the recovery of eur
in the u.s. has grown quite a lot. the thing dragging us down has tended to be fear about the world economy and about the possibility of another financial crisis. and there's no way to get around that. as you said in many ways we've become the engine of growth for the entire developed world, and we're not growing that fast. so we're not getting any boosts outside of our borders, and that's just an have to carry with us. >> very quickly you saw mitt romney the 18th reiteration of what mitt romney is, who knows what his policies would be if he were to become president. would his policies help or hurt in the regeneration of our economy as you're seeing. >> well, i think in the short run he has advocateed a pretty significant crushing of the investments, and i think they are fairly important on getting the economy growing in the short run. it's not just me. you've had objecttive forecasters saying if you enacted his policy they might lead to a loss of something like 700,000 jobs compared to what would otherwise would be over the next 12 months. i think at least in the short run and probably in
: september, 2012, an attack on u.s. consulate in libya killed four americans including ambassador chris stevens. after the attack, the administration claimed the attack was a protest over an offensive youtube video gone bad. >> this is an response to a hateful and offensive video that was widely disseminated throughout the arab and muslim world. >> eliot: almost immediately that story ban to crumble, and it changed day by day and it was confirmed there was never any protest and the attack was pre-planned today press secretary jay carney defended earlier statements tying the attack to the video. >> when asked what happened we gave our assessments based on the information we had at the time. >> eliot: a notion reiterated by ambassador patrick kennedy testifying today before the house oversight committee. >> no one in the administration has claimed to know all the answers. we've always made clear we're giving the best information that we have at the time and that information has evolved. for example, if any administration official, including any career official were on television on sunday
reform and the u.s. government spying on its own citizens. it is a pleasure to be joined now on the show by dr. jill stein who is running for president as a member of the green party. good evening dr. stein. thank you so much for your time tonight. >> it is great to be with you john. >> john: great to have you. when i was watching all of the presidential debates this year including the republican party one of my drinking game words was ndaa. i had to drive everyone else home. it was interesting watching the debate where i think so many on the left and the right saw the issues being discussed that have been ignored by the two party debates. was it fun for you to be a part of that venue? >> absolutely. these are the issues that the american people are really clamoring to talk about. and our campaign since we're not a -- a corporate sponsor big money wall street sponsored campaign, we have the liberty to actually speak to those issues. and it was very exciting to be talking about how we are going to create jobs
. 2% g.d.p. growth. >> not just in the u.s.-- >> eliot: you said fictitious. >> if you're the country that is forging head. >> we have such grotesque income inequality. we're betraying the hope of the founders with stakeholders. we've betraying the idea of a middle class society and people know that. they know that in their gut. you know, your book requires a much more vigorous response on the part of politicians. unfortunately romney is deceptive. he pretends to be every man. he acts like he's working at a lunch counter and offering. >> eliot: mitt romney has etch-a-sketched himself in a middle of the wrote position. i'm beginning to think that the use of the etch-a-sketch metaphor was intentional. it will be painful you'll make fun of us, but we'll succeed. he waited until after the convention, after the first debate to run over to the center. if he had done it three weeks earlier would he have a grip on a state like ohio. >> i think we have short-term memory. look, this whole politics is brought by money. it's deliberately confusing. the ads are deceptive. it's a mockery of democra
in drilling rigs from 29 to 2011. u.s. oil production at the highest level since 1997. and most permits for deep water drilling since '07 even though we had the bp disaster happen on his watch. you're not going to outdrill. you're not going to out-coal president obama. how is it that climb climate change working for president obama? would you brag about it? why do they do it, it's the money, lebowsky, of course it's the money. look at how much the oil company spent, $167,000 spent every day lobbying congress. every $1 spent on lobbying is equivalent to $30 worth of tax breaks that they get from the american people. and finally where did the money go? it went largely to romney any way. was it worth it for $720,000? romney got $4.7 million from the oil cop. the republicans win any way. and we all lose because we're right now in the middle of climate change, and we don't have any politicians or almost any media who give a dam or plan to do anything about it. that's unfortunately the cold, hard reality. all right now when we come back we got a lot more for you on the storm. in fact, here is
--none. how muchhow many in the u.s.? half a million. and lee iaccoa supporting you a filthy rich guy supporting romney, i didn't see that coming. how about jeep itself. quote, let's set the record straight: jeep has no intention of shifting production of its jeep models out of north america to china. if that's not clear enough, we'll bring in congressman steve cohen from tennessee. he has been following this race, as we all have. i know sometimes there is a coloring of the lines and you don't always get the exact truth in the different sides of the election but this seems to be record breaking to me. am i seeing that wrong or are they taking more chances with the truth here? >> i don't know they've even approached truthiness. i've had it in my campaign with my republican opponent, they change position faster than a kama sutra does. i heard the ad there. it could have been worse--i expected him to say they're sell selling jeeps to nancy pelosi's relatives back in the home country who are going to make these jobs in china. that would have been normal republican tripe. >> cenk: i'm sur
brought to the u.s. as children to get temporary visas. meanwhile, the ad wars continue. karl rove's super pac will reportedly spend $11 million over the next week to broadcast this ad in eight swing >> this is what president obama said the jobless rate would be if we pass the stimulus. 5.6%. but this is what the jobless rate actually is. 8.1%. the difference? about 3.7 million jobs. >> eliot: the obama campaign has a new ad of its own attacking romney's record on outsourcing at bain capital. >> a company called global tech maximized profits by paying its workers next to nothing under sweatshop conditions in china. when mitt romney led bain, they saw global tech as a good investment. even knowing that the firm promoted its practice of exploiting low-wage labor to its investors. >> eliot: with me tonight here in denver to discuss the topic that should dominate the first half of wednesday's debate, the economy, the former chairman of the colorado republican party g.o.p. strategist dick wadhams and david shuster. t
two u.s. senators, at least one congressman and at least the president of the united states. so for people to believe that politics doesn't play a role or at least politics isn't on the minds of politicians is just being naive. >> cenk: so if that's the case, why did the bush administration screw it up so badly. do you also acknowledge -- you were the former fema director at the time, d' acknowledge there were mistakes made and if so, you know, why get something so monumentally important politically let alone policywise wrong in that case? >> well, because i think there were political miscalculations during katrina and there were actual -- how would i describe it? there were actual leadership problems during katrina. remember, a president can't evacuate a city. only a governor or a mayor can do that. i think the failure of mayor to evacuate the city -- he admitted this. the failure to do it earlier is what caused the big problems and politically -- i'm give you an example of a political mistake bush made th
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